Entries by Stephen McCarney

Quick Fix for Those Still Not in Compliance with NIST 800-171

Software-defined network segmentation puts you in compliance and is fast, simple to implement   For many federal agencies December 31, 2017 was the deadline to have their contractors who store, process, or transmit Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) align with the NIST 800-171’s security requirements. With more than 100 information security requirements, no doubt many contractors, […]

OPAQ Customer Nyhart Receives 2019 CSO50 Award for Security-as-a-Service Deployment

Employee Benefits Firm Replaced Hardware and Software with Cloud-Delivered Network Security to Achieve Superior Protection, Performance and ROI   OPAQ, the network security cloud company, today announced that customer Nyhart, a privately held employee benefits and actuary service company, has been recognized with a prestigious 2019 CSO50 Award from IDG’s CSO for its managed security […]

OPAQ CTO Tom Cross Named an Industry Leader of the Year by SC Media

IT Security Researcher, Entrepreneur and Advocate Recognized for his Contributions with 2018 Reboot Leadership Award   OPAQ, the network security cloud company, today announced that its CTO Tom Cross has been recognized as a Reboot Leadership Award 2018 recipient by SC Media, publishers of SC Magazine, in the C-Suite category. The annual awards honor executive […]

OPAQ Joins Palo Alto Networks MSSP Specialization Partner Program

OPAQ Cloud Platform Makes It Possible for Midsize Companies to Access Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall-as-a-Service Capabilities from Service Providers OPAQ, the network security cloud company, today announced it has joined Palo Alto Networks® MSSP Partner Program to enable managed services providers (MSPs) and managed security services providers (MSSPs) to deliver Palo Alto Networks enterprise-grade […]

OPAQ Named Top Emerging Security Vendor for 2018 by CRN

Cloud-Delivered Security Platform Enables MSPs and MSSPs to Make Enterprise-Grade Protection Accessible to Midsize Companies as a Service   OPAQ, the premier network security cloud company, today announced it was named to the CRN® 2018 Emerging Vendors list in the security category. Published annually, the listing recognizes recently founded, up-and-coming technology suppliers who are shaping […]

Gartner Hype Cycles: Why You Should Believe this Hype

Can there be any more security buzz flying around in the market today? With an estimated 1,600 security vendors each espousing their own rhetoric as to why you just can’t survive unless you have their latest doohickey, it’s no wonder that executives are confused about what’s a smart security investment. Industry analysts are doing what […]

Why Gartner Named OPAQ a 2018 Cool Vendor

On June 1, after an in-depth evaluation, leading technology research firm Gartner named OPAQ one of only three Cool Vendors in Security for Midsize Enterprises (MSE) for 2018. According to the report, “These vendors offer a compelling combination of innovation and midsize enterprise suitability. Midsize enterprise IT leaders responsible for security and risk management should […]

OPAQ and Duo Security Partner to Deliver Two-Factor Authentication as a Security Service

OPAQ’s Duo-Ready Cloud Platform Enables Service Providers to Implement and Strengthen Access Control Best Practices   OPAQ, the network security cloud company, today announced a technology alliance with Duo Security to integrate Duo with the OPAQ security-as-a-service platform. OPAQ managed security services partners can now offer Duo’s Trusted Access platform to protect their customers’ systems and […]

OPAQ to Co-Present Session with Channel Partner on Security-as-a-Service at Palo Alto Ignite ‘18 USA

  OPAQ, the network security cloud company, today announced that its Chief Strategy Officer, Kenneth Ammon and Tom Turkot, VP of Client Solutions at Arlington Computer Products will co-present a session on the benefits of deploying Palo Alto Networks® next-generation firewalls as a service at the upcoming Palo Alto Ignite ‘18 USA conference in Anaheim, […]